Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

Qualcomm introduced a new line of processors geared at wearables with the announcement back in February of the Snapdragon Wear 2100 geared at smartwatches. It today announced the first addition to the line with the Snapdragon Wear 1100. It is geared at less powerful “targeted-purpose wearables” such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories. “We are excited […]

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear Platform for wearables


Many of the Android Wear devices on the market today are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip, a chipset originally designed for smartphones and tablets. Like other manufacturers, Qualcomm has realized that wearables need a more specialized chipset and today announced the Snapdragon Wear Platform. The Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the first system-on-chip (SoC) to be unveiled for this new family of […]

Blocks modular smartwatch to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC

Blocks smartwatch Qualcomm processor

The Blocks modular smartwatch has already made its way from concept to prototype. Last time we featured it Concept Sunday, UK-based Blocks Wearables had succeeded in getting a display block, motion block and an environment block to connect to the main core processor block. It took another step forward this week at Computex by announcing new partnerships and new details about the project itself. […]

Snapdragon 810-powered Qualcomm Mobile Development Platform Smartphone announced

Qualcomm Mobile Development Platform smartphone

A number of new 64-bit processors are ushering a new era of mobile processing power. Among them is the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Ultra HD, an octa-core chipset pairing four Cortex-A57 cores with four Cortex-A53 ones. To help developers make the transitino to the new generation processors, Qualcomm has unveiled the Mobile Development Platform Smartphone (MDP/S). The Mobile Development Platform […]

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 210 processor for enty-level LTE smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

LTE, once a feature found only on flagship smartphones, has gradually been making its way onto more affordable devices. That movement is only going to accelerate with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. Designed for entry-level smartphones and tablets, it comes with integrated, multimode 3G/4G LTE Advanced and LTE dual-SIM capabilities. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor supports 4G LTE for […]

Mysterious Android device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 heads to India for R&D

Zauba import notice for device with MSM8994 processor

How would you like your next device to come with a Qualcomm MSM8994 (Snapdragon 810?) processor, 4GB of DDDR4 RAM, 64GB of onboard storage? These may well be the specifications of the next generation of flagship devices. India’s Zauba import tracking database shows that such a device has made its way to India on a number of occasions since late June. […]

Is this the Google Nexus 8?

Rumoured Google Nexus 8

More alleged images have surfaced of the rumoured Nexus 8 tablet that Google is expected to unveil later this month. While the first image popped up on Google’s own site, these new ones come from China courtesy of MyDrivers. They reveal little about the tablet as it is wrapped in a protective case to keep its looks under wraps for […]

Qualcomm acquires Palm and iPAQ patents from Hewlett-Packard


Qualcomm today announced that it has acquired some 2,400 mobile technology patents and patent applications from Hewlett-Packard. About 1,400 of those cover patents and pending patent applications from the U.S. while the remainder are from other countries. They include “fundamental mobile operating system techniques” from various mobile eras at HP, including its iPAQ handheld foray and its brief jaunt into […]